222 Emperor Elagabalus was
assassinated, along with his mother, Julia Soaemias, by the Praetorian Guard
during a revolt. Their mutilated bodies were dragged through the streets of
Rome before thrown into the Tiber.
& Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare.
1669 Mount Etna (Sicily) erupted. 990,000,000
cubic yards of lava were thrown out over four months, destroying a dozen
villages. Ashes formed a double cone more than 150 ft high, now called Monti